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The Mug House, London,

The Mug House

3.9
3.9
456 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
The Mug House is a unique wine bar serving classic British dishes to really get your teeth into. Tucked underneath London Bridge this venue is bursting with history.
Specialises in British cheese plates, fine wines, ports and champagne.

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2 people

22:30


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 12:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7403 8343

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Full sit down set menus available as well as small plate/sharing boards/finger foods and hot/cold buffets. Other options available on request.

  • Private party facilities

    Up to 70 Guests seated or 150 standing for private use of venue. Great central location under London Bridge with excellent transport links for your guests.No room hire fee, minimum spend option instead price varies dependant on date and time of event. Please contact us for Information.

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Very close to London Bridge rail and tube stations.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 456 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. M

    Marie

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I booked a table for dinner at 8pm and they said the kitchen had just closed!
  2. S

    Sherpa1

    London

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The Mug House is a combination wine bar & restaurant. If you are seated close to the bar section it may be a bit noisey. Where we were seated was fine. The first waiter was attentive and wine selection very good. The food was good but felt the steak was overpriced. Liked having the trio of deserts as well. We booked the two for one offer which if we hadn't felt that the meal and wine was overpriced.
  3. R

    Review

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, service and a lovely olde worldy feel to the pub. We have visited the Mughouse whenever we have visitors to us in London and have never had a bad experience.
  4. s

    sylk

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    We happened to have booked, if we hadn’t we may not have stayed, unfortunately a lovely evening outside there was no one inside! So great service, food cooked perfectly as we have private dining!
  5. M

    Megs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Everything was great but i did see a mouse scurry across the floor, also we had a 2 for 1 deal which made it great value but would be a little overpriced without the deal!
  6. G

    Greg

    London

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Lovely food but surprisingly for a wine specialist the rose wine wasn’t chilled despite my specifically saying it must be chilled. It seems to be a Davy problem because it was the same at the crusting pipe
  7. JC

    JohnC

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steak and value with the opentable 2 for 1 deal. Would strongly recommend
  8. DB

    DeirdreB

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Convenient place to meet near London Bridge infact under it! Set in the archways it has a great old pub atmosphere. Tables can be reserved but for 2 hour slot but no push for us to leave after this. I had cod which was a little disappointing as not a lot of flavour, my friends has sausages and mask which they say were fab so had food envy. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would be happy to go again
  9. n

    nice

    London

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    They didn’t have our reservation when we arrived, the place was busy so we were lucky to get seated when we did. Nice enough food, especially the desserts! The service was polite but very slow, and then food took a good while as well. Not the best if you’re in a rush, but we wanted a chilled evening where we could stay at our table so worked out great for us!
  10. AG

    AngeG

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I attended The Mug House with my family for dinner. The food was excellent, and our waiter & waitress were kind and attentive. Also the food was good value for money. Will attend again.
  11. AP

    APD72

    London

    74 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Reasonable pub food, nice looking old pub but very noisy in dining area.
  12. S

    Seetheworld

    St. Louis

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite “local!” We love the smoked chicken Caesar salad. Great wine list and they will sell by the bottle for take away. All with the ambiance of an old London pub.
  13. KM

    KateM

    London

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love it here! A standard favourite to meet friends after work.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2018

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Service was slow, had to go and ask to pay the bill it took so long. Staff not knowledgeable about the menu and suggested burger was medium rare. Asked to check with chef who confirmed they do not half cook burgers (Thank goodness). Overall expensive for what it was and I eat out in London a Lot.
  15. AS

    AnnaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, tasty and interesting. Exceptional value with vouchers, maybe a bit pricey without. Friendly, efficient service. Interesting location and natural ambience.
  16. SM

    SimonM

    London

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2018

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    It was our bad luck to be there when a number of parties had taken over parts of the restaurant. Including some from the previous lunch time. And they cannot be held responsible for loud groups. The food and wine were very good. The service was slow - painfully, they were obviously under-manned. Our waiter when he was with us was excellent, but it was the pain of having to remind him of drinks / speed. I've been there other evenings and its been quiet and relaxing (even at the same time). Just bad luck. Will go back.
  17. g

    gentlydoesit

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice ambience. Not very busy tonight, and perhaps because of this the staff were very attentive.
  18. G

    Gina

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a catch up with friends, good meal and friendly service.
  19. MA

    MarcusA

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lively cellar bar with plenty of restaurant seating. Good, friendly service.
  20. a

    alexk

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Painfully noisy - terrible acoustics. Food would have been fine at half the price but not at the price. Not going there again.
  21. L

    Lilalien

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very nice food - a bit pricey but good value with 241
  22. JM

    JoannaM

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Gus the waiter was brilliant. We couldn’t decide on which wine to choose so he brought us three tasters. We ended up buying the most expensive one but it was worth it.
  23. AB

    AB15

    London

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cosy place to eat, good food
  24. H

    Harry

    London

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good value with the 2 for 1 offer. Good service. Wine better than most other restaurants and reasonable value.
  25. ES

    ElaineS

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great little pub tucked away under the arches of London Bridge. We had good pub food, cosy atmosphere.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great hidden find in London!
  27. DM

    DinerML

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A hidden doorway (found under a bridge) takes you into this, what feels like something out of a Charles Dickensian pub. Cosy and quaint atmosphere was great for a little friends’ get-together. Food was good value for money with the 2for1 offer. Definitely recommended for anyone wanting a quiet but cosy pub night out.
  28. s

    s83n

    Nashville

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice venue, enjoyed the food and surroundings... service was good. Well worth visit
  29. IL

    IanLondon

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    As always, the food was excellent, and great value, particularly with the deal. My only issue, which to many is perhaps a bonus, is the lack of phone signal, particularly as there during the day for a work lunch. It would not be difficult or expensive for them to resolve this. I know of many people who work close to the Mug House whose sole reason for not going is the fact that they are out of touch. Although this may seem sad to many, it is a fact of life these days.
  30. JJ

    JoJoF

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It's worth going for the 2 for 1 offer as it works out a decent price otherwise I would go elsewhere. It doesn't seem to be busy though as its hidden away under London Bridge so lacks a bit of atmosphere but great if you want somewhere quiet!!
  31. M

    Myself

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff in warm "pub" surroundings. So glad we found this place.
  32. M

    Mac1

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice Dickinsian atmosphere. Be sure to ask for the small separate room with the table for four to six people for a nice place to have good conversation along with the very enjoyable food.
  33. m

    mjfk

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great pub and the food impressed me. Location is likewise excellent.
  34. K

    Keith

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really nice place for dining with a Dickens style ambience. Food is very tasty, pub style but much better quality. Prices are a bit on the high side but with the 2 for 1 deal it’s a bargain. Nice wine list to fit all pockets. Excellent service from waiter Miguel, and friendly barman.
  35. LL

    LLSY

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have dined at The Mug House several times and it never fails to disappoint! We took advantage of the 2-for-1 mains offer which was excellent value for money. Our food was served promptly and the service was great as always. My only feedback is that I wasn't asked how I wanted my burger so it was a little too well done for my liking. Otherwise an enjoyable meal!
  36. g

    guzzleguts

    London

    91 reviews

    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We returned for the fifth time to have a pre theatre meal at The Mug House as it is such a charming and quirky venue only a very short walk from London Bridge station. As usual the service was friendly and professional. We chose fish and chips and the halloumi salad for our mains, and the treacle tart and chocolate fudge cake for desserts. All were well cooked and presented and extremely tasty. The beer and wine was fairly priced for London. With the BOGOF offer the food was tremendous value. If you haven't visited this unique venue, don't hesitate to try it - you won't be disappointed.
  37. G

    Green1

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a good place to know about. The 50% off special offer makes it value for money. Been here several times now over the past few years.
  38. SA

    SaraA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a lovely meal at the Mug House. Excellent value because of the promotion and good service.
  39. C

    Clu2life

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasantly surprised by the secret cavern of a restaurant area. Tucked literally under London Bridge, you think the Mug House is going to be a compact pub, but it curls under the arches of the bridge and there is a nice eating area. We pre-booked and the service and food was good and the 2 courses for the price of 1 made the overall bill very good value. Would go there again.
  40. D

    Dee66

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2018

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Great location full of history. We had the 2 for 1 offer when two or more courses are purchased, the price would have been too high for what we had without the offer, pate was good it was served with thin crisp sourdough bread and fresh pickles, then battered fish with chunky hand cut chips and a pea purée and sauce tartare all tasty and fresh. Sadly the price of the drinks let the meal down, especially the large pot of tea for 2 (£6.20)which had one standard size teabag in and therefore was very weak, there wasn’t staff around to ask for another teabag to make it drinkable. Overall a pleasant meal that if it had been full priced would have been classed as overpriced by us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Mug House is rated 3.9 stars by 456 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

22:30


Google Map for The Mug House

1 - 3 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2PF

Additional information

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 12:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Very close to London Bridge rail and tube stations.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7403 8343

  • Catering

    Full sit down set menus available as well as small plate/sharing boards/finger foods and hot/cold buffets. Other options available on request.

  • Private party facilities

    Up to 70 Guests seated or 150 standing for private use of venue. Great central location under London Bridge with excellent transport links for your guests.No room hire fee, minimum spend option instead price varies dependant on date and time of event. Please contact us for Information.

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